The latest doping revelations surrounding Sochi and other competitions, makes me wonder if we should take the Olympics seriously. You know the story of systemic tampering with results in Sochi. Already there are other agencies questioning results in competitions—all related to doping.
This is a terrible taint for the athletes who are truly competing for all the right reason. Unfortunately at the Olympic level, the final result isn’t the final result. We have to wait for the stamp of approval from the Doping Control Lab. Now that isn’t even assured of being accurate.
Rio appears to have many problems, as they prep for the games.
But the biggest issue may well be cynicism. Put me in that category.